Weekly Market Insight: The Virus Becomes the Focus

Weekly Market Insight: The Virus Becomes the Focus The Week on Wall Street Stocks fell sharply last week as Wall Street considered how the coronavirus outbreak might influence global business activity and household spending. The selloff became a correction for the U.S. markets. The S&P 500 retreated 11.49%; the Dow Jones Industrial Average, 12.36%; the […]

Weekly Market Insight: Virus Anxieties Affect Stocks

Weekly Market Insight: Virus Anxieties Affect Stocks The Week on Wall Street Traders paid close attention to coronavirus developments and earnings last week, while wondering how the former might eventually impact the latter. Concern over updated infection numbers moderated risk appetite. A pair of key stock benchmarks posted similar weekly losses. In New York, the […]

Weekly Market Insight: Stocks Bounce Back

Weekly Market Insight: Stocks Bounce Back The Week on Wall Street Stocks advanced four days out of five during the past market week, erasing the losses of the week before.  The Nasdaq Composite surged 4.04%, the S&P 500 3.17%, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average 3.00%. Foreign stocks also rallied: the MSCI EAFE index added […]

Weekly Market Insight: Equities Slip on Virus Concerns

Weekly Market Insight: Equities Slip on Virus Concerns The Week on Wall Street Stock benchmarks declined for a second straight week as coronavirus news tempered risk appetite. The S&P 500 fell 2.14% on the week. The Nasdaq Composite dipped 1.76%, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average, 2.55%. Away from North America, developed markets slumped 2.24%, […]

Weekly Market Insight: Fresh Record Highs

Weekly Market Insight: Fresh Record Highs The Week on Wall Street Traders were in an upbeat mood last week, reacting to news out of Washington: the signing of the phase-one trade deal between the U.S. and China as well as the Senate passage of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). In addition, a new earnings season started. […]

Weekly Market Insight: Further Gains for Stocks

Weekly Market Insight: Further Gains for Stocks The Week on Wall Street The market had a choppy five days, with traders reacting to geopolitical developments and weaker-than-expected jobs data. Even so, the three major U.S. equity indices posted weekly gains and continued their strong start to the new year. During Friday’s trading session, the Dow […]

Weekly Market Insight: Concerns About Oil

Weekly Market Insight: Concerns About Oil The Week on Wall Street Stocks descended from record highs Friday, as traders reacted to a U.S. drone strike that killed Iran’s top military officer. Oil prices rose more than 3% following the breaking news.[1] Wall Street benchmarks ended up having a sideways week, shortened by the New Year’s […]

Weekly Market Insight: The Year in Review

Weekly Market Insight: The Year in Review What Drove the Markets? Four factors influenced investment performance in 2019: a shift in U.S. monetary policy, the ongoing trade dispute between the U.S. and China, earnings, and the economy.   Stocks reached record highs in 2019. The S&P 500 climbed above 3,000 for the first time. The benchmark […]

[VIDEO] TSP Financial Hardship Withdrawals

[VIDEO] TSP Financial Hardship Withdrawals As you are probably aware, there are 2 ways to get money from your tsp while employed. One is an age based in-service withdrawal, where you have the ability to make a withdrawal once you have attained age 59 1/2…and the other is a financial hardship withdrawal. The focus of […]

[VIDEO] 2 Ways to Trim Your Spending in Retirement

[VIDEO] 2 Ways to Trim Your Spending in Retirement Saving money before and during retirement so their standard of living doesn’t suffer is important for many retirees. Unfortunately, many Americans aren’t saving nearly enough and are falling short of setting aside adequate funds to support their retirement needs. According to the Economic Policy Institute, the […]